Taking a new product to market is no easy task, but luckily Daphne is not unfamiliar with the challenges many entrepreneurs, especially female entrepreneurs, face. When Daphne was at Northwestern in the 1990s, her college classes had “between 20 and 30 percent women,” numbers that have only increased slightly in the past 20 years. Even in 2008, Mazarakis “felt like one of the first women entrepreneurs” even though that’s hardly the case. That feeling was largely down to the lack of a connected entrepreneurial ecosystem, an ecosystem that “is so vibrant now,” thanks in part to the efforts of women like Daphne and her associates in the Northwestern Alumni Association Council of One Hundred.

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An Interview with Daphne Mazarakis

The Importance of Mindfulness, Confidence and Passion Daphne Mazarakis speaks with Jim Murphy at Local Foods to talk about mindfulness, women entrepreneurs, and growing sustainable fish. Now with Finger Lakes Fish (now LocalCoho), Daphne has accomplished much in what is still a very young career. Having worked as the Brand Director for Kraft Foods, and […]
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LocalCoho Tackles Final Protein Frontier

Originally posted at FoodBytesWorld.com Fish make up 16% of animal protein consumed globally, and demand is set to rise (Tech Crunch) for a variety of factors. Unfortunately, the world’s supply of fish is dwindling, with an estimated 60% of the world fisheries fully-fished and 33% overfished (FAO). With a need to produce more seafood in […]

A Holistic Approach to Problem Solving with Daphne Mazarakis

Sustainability is currently one of the biggest issues facing agribusiness and startup investing. Around 75% of startups fail after the first 10 years, with lack of motivation, commitment, and passion cited as one of the leading causes of those failures. Similarly, questions around sustainable farming practices are a hot topic of discussion around the world […]